The Best Films of 2021

Every 2021 film viewed. Each got/will likely get at least a U.S. release during the year. And a few undistributed films that deserve to get acquired.

  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    1

  • Licorice Pizza

    2

  • Drive My Car

    3

  • The Worst Person in the World

    4

  • Undine

    5

  • Petite Maman

    6

  • All Light, Everywhere

    7

  • Her Socialist Smile

    8

  • Bergman Island

    9

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    10

  • The Souvenir: Part II

    11

  • Malmkrog

    12

  • About Endlessness

    13

  • Wrath of Man

    14

  • Memoria

    15

  • The French Dispatch

    16

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    17

  • Days

    18

  • Red Rocket

    19

  • The Power of the Dog

    20

  • Annette

    21

  • West Side Story

    22

  • What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

    23

  • Procession

    24

  • Siberia

    25

  • The Inheritance

    26

  • The Last Duel

    27

  • Test Pattern

    28

  • No Sudden Move

    29

  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    30

  • Mass

    31

  • The Card Counter

    32

  • C'mon C'mon

    33

  • The Woman Who Ran

    34

  • Pig

    35

  • Faya Dayi

    36

  • France

    37

  • Azor

    38

  • Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    39

  • El Planeta

    40

  • The Velvet Underground

    41

  • The Disciple

    42

  • Labyrinth of Cinema

    43

  • Wife of a Spy

    44

  • Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

    45

  • Zola

    46

  • CODA

    47

  • Dune

    48

  • The Killing of Two Lovers

    49

  • A Hero

    50

  • maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore

    51

  • Cry Macho

    52

  • Oxygen

    53

  • Beginning

    54

  • Identifying Features

    55

  • The Salt of Tears

    56

  • Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself

    57

  • I Was a Simple Man

    58

  • Slow Machine

    59

  • Flee

    60

  • Old

    61

  • Shiva Baby

    62

  • Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

    63

  • The Witches of the Orient

    64

  • Riders of Justice

    65

  • The Most Beautiful Boy in the World

    66

  • Slalom

    67

  • The Human Voice

    68

  • Benedetta

    69

  • Listening to Kenny G

    70

  • King Richard

    71

  • Isabella

    72

  • Come True

    73

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    74

  • Anne at 13,000 Ft.

    75

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    76

  • Limbo

    77

  • The Sparks Brothers

    78

  • Searching for Mr. Rugoff

    79

  • The Village Detective: A Song Cycle

    80

  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    81

  • Zeros and Ones

    82

  • Notturno

    83

  • The Metamorphosis of Birds

    84

  • Atlantis

    85

  • Cliff Walkers

    86

  • Sweet Thing

    87

  • Red Moon Tide

    88

  • Parallel Mothers

    89

  • This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

    90

  • Bad Trip

    91

  • Ste. Anne

    92

  • MLK/FBI

    93

  • No Time to Die

    94

  • Just Don't Think I'll Scream

    95

  • Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue

    96

  • Val

    97

  • Acasă, My Home

    98

  • Two of Us

    99

  • My Mexican Bretzel

    100